Arterial occlusive disease

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In cardiology, arterial occlusive disease is characterized by stenosis (narrowing) and occlusion (blockage) of the arteries in the limbs.


It is not clear that aspirin helps arterial occlusive disease apart from the carotid artery and coronary arteries.[1]


  1. Berger, Jeffrey S.; Mori J. Krantz, John M. Kittelson, William R. Hiatt (2009-05-13). "Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials". JAMA 301 (18): 1909-1919. DOI:10.1001/jama.2009.623. Retrieved on 2009-05-13. Research Blogging.